From: The Chief

Message from the Chief 

Welcome to our web page. The Beckwourth Fire District was founded in 1949 after the acquisition of a used 1937 Chevrolet fire engine.  The first single door, wood heated "Fire House" was build in downtown Beckwourth on property that was donated when the community church was taken down. That portion of the original fire house still exists with many additions throughout the decades.

With The opening of Station 2 in 2007, the Fire District now consist of an all risk department responding not only to structure and wildland fires, but also medical aids, train derailments, ice/water rescues and plane crashes.  Only 10 years ago our ISO rating was a near non-existant 9.  That has been upgraded twice and we have worked very hard for our current grading of a 4/6.

Our founding fathers would be in awe to now see the amount and size of the apparatus parked in our engine bays. Including, 2 type I and 2 type 3 Engines; 2 Rescues; 1-4,000 gallon water tender; 1 Patrol Unit, 1- MCI trailer and 1 Command vehicle.

The Fire District strives to be a part of the growth and development of Eastern Plumas County with a never ending list of annexations of new developments.  We are also very involved with the fire science classes taught at the local High School. 

"The Beckwourth Fire District is committed to the protection of life and property, using as our model, safety, teamwork, continued education and training."

Whether you’re a visitor or a resident, your safety is our concern and we welcome you. 


Greg McCaffrey RN, MICN, MICP
Fire Chief
Beckwourth Fire District